World Press Freedom Index

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News:World Press Freedom Index 2020 has been released by the Reporters Without Borders(RSF).

Facts:

  • The index has been published every year since 2002.
  • It ranks 180 countries based on following parameters a) pluralism, b) media independence c) environment and self-censorship d) legislative framework e) Transparency f) Infrastructure and g) Abuses.

Key Takeaways:

  • Top 3: Norway, Finland and Denmark 
  • India: Ranked at 142. It was ranked 140th in 2019.
  • Neighbouring Countries: Pakistan(145), Bangladesh(151) China(177).
  • Bottom of the index: North Korea at 180th Position.

Additional Facts:

  • Reporters Without Borders(RSF) or Reporters Sans Frontieres(RSF) :It is a non-profit organisation that works to document and combat attacks on journalists around the world.It is headquartered at Paris, France.